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A-Team Innovation Briefing Discusses Data Mesh, Transition to Cloud, Use of AI

A-Team Group’s Innovation Briefing series got off to a great start in London last week with an event dedicated to innovation in cloud. The briefing included practitioner interviews, provided insight into how to modernise data infrastructure, and reviewed technologies driving change. The case for data mesh Kicking off the briefing, and raising several delegate questions,…

FSB Explores Potential of Adding LEIs to Cross-Border Payments

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is encouraging greater adoption of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) in a report exploring its potential in cross-border payments. No implementation mandates are suggested, although the report does identify how the LEI could be a useful addition to payment transactions. The LEI is currently mandated for use in OTC derivatives…

CDO Pioneer Peter Serenita Retires from Scotiabank After Distinguished Career in Capital Markets

Peter Serenita, a pioneer of the CDO role and a popular speaker at A-Team Group’s  Data Management Insight Summits, has retired after a distinguished career spanning more than 20 years in capital markets data management. In a LinkedIn post early this week, Serenita wrote: “Well, the time has come. I have officially retired. I have…

Databricks Extends Capabilities of Lakehouse Data and AI Platform

Databricks, provider of the Lakehouse data and AI platform, has extended the platform’s capabilities with the addition of advanced data warehousing and governance, data sharing innovations including an analytics marketplace and data clean rooms for data collaboration, automatic cost optimisation for ETL operations, and machine learning (ML) lifecycle improvements. The company, founded by the creators…

GoldenSource Releases Cloud Data Services Designed to Improve Data Management in Data Lakes and Warehouses

GoldenSource has made its first move since being acquired in May 2022 by Gemspring Capital with the release of cloud data services designed to help financial institutions improve data management in data lakes and warehouses. The company notes increasing use of cloud data platforms and warehouses, and the ease of data access, but also the…

Derivatives Service Bureau Delays Implementation of Unique Product Identifier

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has delayed implementation of the Unique Product Identifier (UPI), which was initially due to go live in Q3 2022, but will now be implemented in response to regulatory mandates, the first of which is expected to come from the CFTC in November 2023. The decision to delay implementation and wait…

Ataccama Plans Product Innovation and Accelerated Growth Post $150 Million Funding from Bain Capital Tech Opportunities

Ataccama, provider of a unified data management platform, is planning product innovation, accelerated global growth, and improved go-to-market services following $150 million in funding from Bain Capital Tech Opportunities – which takes a minority investment in the company. This is Ataccama’s first external investment round and will support its mission to democratise data in large…

Integrated Data Access and the Shift to Data-as-a-Service Models

The key to operational efficiency and improved decision-making in financial services By Martijn Groot, Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, Alveo. The vast proliferation of data sources available to financial services firms is both a challenge and an opportunity. Increased volumes, as well as diversity, of data sets can provide firms with colour and additional insight…

Get Ready – Dual UK and EU Regulatory Reporting is Only a Year Away

Dual UK and EU regulatory reporting has been a topic of conversation in capital markets both before and post-Brexit, but with the withdrawal of the FCA’s Temporary Permission Regime set for 2023, its reality is coming into focus, calling on data and regulatory practitioners to address the challenges of the change and find compliant solutions….

Qlik Extends Cloud Analytics Services for Snowflake

Qlik, a provider of real-time data integration and analytics, has extended its cloud analytics services for Snowflake with features designed to help customers drive more value from near real-time data when deploying Qlik’s cloud platform alongside Snowflake. The additional Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) capabilities include Direct Query and enhanced Qlik Cloud Data Services for Snowflake. Direct Query…